Lagos set to introduce new policies to tackle insecurity

According to the Lagos State Government, Lagos is set to introduce new policies to tackle insecurity and provide a safer place for residents.

The Lagos State Government has said that it would reveal new extensive policies to tackle impending security challenges in the Month of May. In addition, it aims to also provide sufficient support to all security operatives to keep the state safe.

Setting up new policies is a result of the high rate of insecurity which is characterized by kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, armed robbery, and so on happening in different states in the country

This was revealed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday the 3rd of May, while speaking at the 3rd session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Governor Sanwo-Olu assured all those listening that Lagos will be a state everybody would be proud of, adding that his administration will deliver on all the THEMES six-pillars developmental agenda for ‘Greater Lagos.’

Sanwo-Olu in his statement said, “Talking about security, we can say Lagos is relatively better but I sit on it and I know what we are doing and the things we need to do. We know we have issues to deal with as a country and Lagos will certainly be leading that conversation because we know how critical this State is to the nation.

“This is the melting pot for our nation where anybody can come in with a lot of aspirations and do well. Lagos is a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians. Lagos is a state that gives hope to all of Nigeria. So, we cannot afford anything to happen here. I can assure you with every sense of commitment that we will stop at nothing to make sure that Lagos remains safe and secure.

“In this month of May, you will see extensive pronouncements in that regard. You will see extensive policies and far-reaching support that would be given out to all our security operatives so that it is not just a talk show and film show; it is something we are committed to and we will continue to make sure that our Lagos remains safe, secure, prosperous and a place where all of you would truly be proud of.”

On some of the measures being taken by his administration to curb insecurity in the state, Governor Sanwo-Olu said “We will deal with the issue of motorcycle in systematic order and to have a human face to it, we would provide credible alternatives. We cannot throw the baby and the water away. The alternatives would be properly fashioned out before the end of the month of May.

Governor Sanwo-Olu also pleaded with citizens who own buildings that are either not completed or abandoned to find a credible security company to take them over. Securing these places will limit the number of hideouts available for criminals and the police can also monitor their activities.